Two of the Milwaukee Bucks’ top assistant coaches, Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, have recently generated considerable interest in head coaching searches for the opposing team.
The pair both made their rounds in the first round of interviews, but it looks like Ham impressed enough to land a second interview. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Ham to interview for the second time with the Charlotte Hornets, and he has now become a “serious candidate” for the job. Both Ham and Lee have had talks with Charlotte, and it looks like the former has a serious shot at landing the gig for his first NBA head coaching job.
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It seemed inevitable for weeks that Darvin Ham would land a head coaching job this offseason, with the bigger question being which team. In addition to the Hornets, Ham had also done interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings. After this first round of coaching interviews, it seems safe to say that the Hornets are the first to land Ham’s services, and that’s certainly interesting, given what the opportunity could present for a manager- leader for the first time.
Of all the coaching jobs Ham have been linked to this offseason, Charlotte’s opener has been seen as the most desirable. Not only are the Hornets led by a 20-year-old All-Star in LaMelo Ball, they have a strong supporting cast that could make waves in the East for years to come if they get the right voice in the locker room. . Ham was always seen as a big voice for the Bucks while he was Mike Budenholzer’s top assistant, and he could be just what the Hornets need to lead them every night as a coach of the younger side. things himself.
Other candidates linked to the position have been Charles Lee, Mike D’Antoni, Terry Stotts and a handful of other recognizable names in the coaching carousel. As of this writing, Ham is the only one on tap to get a second interview, and things seem to be tilting in his favor. A head coaching job for Ham is long overdue, and it currently looks like the Hornets could be the team to finally give him the well-deserved opportunity. The Lakers still have interest as they are still looking for their next head coach, and maybe they will step up their pursuit following this news about Ham and the Hornets. Only time will tell on that front, but things are looking good for Milwaukee‘s top assistant coach.
For now, good luck with Head Coach Darvin’s second interview!
Stay tuned to see how things go for Ham as he currently stands as a strong contender to land the Charlotte Hornets head coaching job. Right now, it seems inevitable that Ham will be sidelined for a lucky organization when the 2022-23 NBA season begins.